Sunday, March 18, 2012

Third Dinner Party Menu

Sour Cream Streusel Strawberry Cake


A friend from out of town is here, celebrating her birthday. She likes traditional food.

We ate a bit of brie, but just a bit for appetizers

Roast pork with lemon, garlic and thyme from the old New York Times Cookbook - the is the best roast pork recipe ever.

Creamed spinach with bacon and shallot

Mashed root vegetables (potatoes, carrot, turnip and parsnips)

Sour Cream Gravy

Applesauce (Motts without sugar)

Strawberry Sour Cream Streusel Cake (another New York Times Recipe) This is a moist flavorful cake that is not overly sweet. Hooray! Keeps well. Sour-Cream-Streusel-Cake

I made the cake a day early and it was toothsome both fresh and a bit aged. The gravy is made in the traditional way with the pork fat, flour. juices from the roast and chicken broth. Salt and pepper generous. Add a dollop of sour cream at the end. This simple menu could make your reputation as a cook.

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